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Covering sports across Southern California
Saturday, Apr 26, 2014 at 11:11 PM
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By Thomas Warren

Dodgers' Magic Johnson Responds to Negative Comments

Dodgers' Magic Johnson Responds to Negative Comments

Current and former NBA players tweeted about the racist comments Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling allegedly made during a phone call. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 7:07 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Kobe Bryant Checked Out Before Season Was Up

Lakers star Kobe Bryant logged a season to forget off the court during the 2013-14 campaign. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

D'Antoni Still Coach, Lakers GM Wraps Up Year

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak backed his coach's vision of basketball and preached patience during the Lakers' rebuilding process. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 1:04 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash Explains Hopes, Talks Salary

Steve Nash explained that he would be with the Lakers for the final year of his contract and made a convincing argument as to why he deserved to be there. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 6:23 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

Lakers End Bad Season on Good Note

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the San Antonio Spurs 113-100 in their 2013-14 season finale. Read »

Friday, Apr 11, 2014 at 11:48 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

Lakers Host Warriors For Final Friday of Season

The Los Angeles Lakers host the Golden State Warriors nearly one year after Kobe Bryant tore his Achilles tendon. Read »

Monday, Mar 24, 2014 at 7:05 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Talks Lakers, New Business

Kobe Bryant Talks Lakers, New Business

Kobe Bryant talked about his new sports drink, the Lakers' future and his own basketball mortality with ESPN. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 at 12:32 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Lakers Practice: Young Close, Farmar Injured

Jordan Farmar was the newest Laker on the injury table, and Nick Young returned to Lakers practice. Read »

Friday, Mar 14, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash Won't Retire: "I Want The Money"

Steve Nash Won't Retire: "I Want The Money"

Steve Nash did not beat around to bush on why he would continue to play basketball rather than retire. Read »

Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:02 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Steve Nash's Season Also Over

Steve Nash's Season Also Over

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni rules out Steve Nash for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 4:40 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant Fires Shots At Lakers Brass

Kobe Bryant exposes dysfunction in Lakers' management, hints at a coaching change and comments on Phil Jackson going to Knicks. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 at 1:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Official: Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Official: Kobe Bryant Out For Season

Kobe Bryant officially declared out for the season by the Los Angeles Lakers. Read »

Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 11:18 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

Lakers Practice: Xavier Henry Back

The Lakers practiced ahead of Monday's game in Portland, and Xavier Henry was back with the team. Read »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 11:51 PM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Lakers Beat Celtics With Bazemore & Brooks

Lakers Beat Celtics With Bazemore & Brooks

Kent Bazemore and MarShon Brooks led Lakers past Celtics on Friday night. Read »

Friday, Feb 21, 2014 at 10:11 AM
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By Shahan Ahmed

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Where Are the Lakers Heading?

Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak explained the Lakers were well positioned going forward. Read »

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Authors
Shahan Ahmed Shahan Ahmed covers the Los Angeles Lakers for NBCLA.com and has done so since 2012. He attends Los Angeles Lakers' practices, shootarounds, press conferences and home games. Along with covering the NBA Playoffs in LA for three seasons, Shahan has also covered the Lakers in New York, Cleveland, Las Vegas, San Diego, Beijing and Shanghai. Shahan has also covered the Premier League for Yahoo! Sports in London and Manchester, as well as Spanish Primera Liga in Barcelona and Seville.
Michael Duarte Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles-based writer covering the Dodgers for NBCLA. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Scholarship Award in 2004 for his writing and is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Corwin Writing Award. In addition to sports writing, Michael is an avid runner and softball player.
James Neveau James is a Chicago-based sportswriter who has covered hockey for numerous publications and websites. He currently covers the Blackhawks and the Chicago Bears for NBC Chicago, and covers the Kings and the Ducks for NBCLA.
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Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Arizona-Born Matthews Goes 1st in NHL Draft

Once the "Go Leafs, Go!" chants subsided after Toronto selected Arizona-born center Auston Matthews with the first pick in the NHL draft, the Finns began their march to the podium. Three players from Finland...

Dodgers Scratch and Claw but Lose to Pirates

Dodgers Scratch and Claw but Lose to Pirates

The Los Angeles Dodgers scratched and clawed to get back into the game multiple times, but were unable to complete the comeback in their 8-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night at PNC Park.

State Dept. Sending Shaq to Cuba as Sports Envoy

State Dept. Sending Shaq to Cuba as Sports Envoy

Months after President Obama's historic trip to Cuba, 15-time NBA all-star Shaquille O'Neal will visit the island nation. The State Department announced Friday that O'Neal will be part of a U.S. Department of...

Video - Luke Walton: Brandon Ingram

Video - Luke Walton: Brandon Ingram "Is the Player I Wanted"

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Nike Drops Lawsuit Against Olympic Hopeful Boris Berian

Nike Drops Lawsuit Against Olympic Hopeful Boris Berian

Nike is dropping its lawsuit against Boris Berian over what brand of gear he wears, freeing the middle-distance runner to concentrate on the Olympic Trials next week. Berian is emerging as one of the feel-good...

Agent: LeBron James to Skip Rio Olympics

Agent: LeBron James to Skip Rio Olympics

LeBron James will not chase gold this summer in the Rio Olympics. Agent Rich Paul told The Associated Press on Thursday night that James informed USA Basketball that he has withdrawn from consideration.